Weekday News Wrap: Monday, July 15, 2013
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Iran is moving “closer and closer” to building a nuclear weapon and warned that his country may have to act.
- Netanyahu also phoned Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to try to resume peace talks, stalled now for three years.
- The Appeals Chamber of the ICTY has overturned a Trial Chamber decision acquiting Radovan Karadzic of genocide and has reinstated the genocide charge.
- The army of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) clashed with fighters from the M23 rebel group close to Goma in what was reported to be the most serious combat in several weeks. At least 60,000 refugees from the eastern DRC have now arrived in neighboring Uganda after fleeing attacks. U.N. peacekeepers in the DRC will begin using unarmed drones on a trial basis to monitor its war-torn east.
- The US military reports that the detainees at Guantanamo Bay may end their hunger strike.